On Sunday 24th April, Poppy completed the London Marathon in an incredible time of 4:58:54! The atmosphere all the way around the course was great, and we had a member of the team ready and waiting to cheer her on every couple of miles. Her family were also there on the day to see her round and we are all so proud of her!
Poppy has been training really hard for months in advance of the marathon, running 10k in under an hour in January, and then completing the Hampton Court Half Marathon in 2:14:24 just a month later.
With a lot more runs and training sessions in between, Poppy ran 18 miles in under 3 hours, then a 22 mile ‘dress rehearsal’ in the full kit at the beginning of the month!
Coming up to race day itself, Poppy attended the London Marathon Expo at London’s ExCel centre and collected her number and chip, whilst the team here got busy making signs and banners ready for Sunday!
Finally, we want to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who helped support the campaign - whether through donating money, sharing the fundraising page or coming along to cheer Poppy on. We are so grateful for all your help. It is with your help that Masterclass is able to continue to help young people through theatre and we really can't thank you enough. It isn't too late to donate if you haven't done so already, just click here!